Health

Ask the Pharmacist

Q: How can I tell if my mother is having a stroke? A: Spotting a stroke early is important because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage and other complications. The acronym FAST can help you act FAST to spot a stroke:

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Ask the Pediatrician: Summer 2020

Even with sunny days ahead, COVID-19 has put a gloom on many summer plans. Postponed family vacations, cancelled summer camps, or missed playdates– this summer is going to be different. Here are answers to questions about the not-so-normal summer ahead. How can I address my child’s disappointment about cancelled summer plans?Make sure you get your […]

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Jeremy Reitman: Shielding Healthcare Workers with PPE

After learning about the immense shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital workers, Calabasas resident Jeremy Reitman faced the problem head on, producing plastic shields one by one in his garage. Utilizing his single trusty 3D printer, Reitman delivered his first shipment of 80 face shields in April to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los […]

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Dr. Daniel Rosen

At the Crossroads of Traditional Medicine and Modern Technology Specializing in adult outpatient and hospital medicine, Dr. Daniel Rosen cares for a broad spectrum of patients from adolescents to the elderly at his new Calabasas Medicine office. Combining the best of “old-schoolmedicine” with modern technology, Dr. Rosen offers quality care, employing the latest medical advances […]

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Breanna Shearin: Giving Back with All Her Heart

Vibrant, active, 22-year-old San Fernando Valley resident Breanna Shearin had no prior health issues. Then, one fateful day, she suffered three cardiac arrests after suddenly fainting at her sister’s house. An ambulance rushed Breanna to West Hills Hospital where doctors discovered she had massive pulmonary emboli all over her lungs, preventing her from breathing. She […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: Mar/Apr 2020

Q: I am worried about the coronavirus; can you give me more information? A: Coronaviruses are from a large family of respiratory viruses that cause an upper-respiratory infection. A new coronavirus — called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) — is said to be the cause of this outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The […]

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Westlake Body Contouring

Lose Inches and Tighten Skin Painlessly We’re always looking for ways to improve our looks, whether trying to lose inches from our belly and thighs, eating the latest superfoods, or tightening sagging skin. Now, there’s an easy way to painlessly achieve the looks you crave at Westlake Body Contouring in Agoura Hills. Lose inches while […]

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Egg Donation and Surrogacy

How a Local Woman Helps to Create Families After Infertility Stephanie Levich never wanted to look at another pregnancy test again. “I held a negative test in my hand month after month for a year and a half. It was heartbreaking,” remembers Stephanie. Happily, she and her husband, David, were able to have their two […]

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Seeds and Their Benefits

Hemp, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, chia, and more! How many different seeds do we really need to be eating? They have health benefits but where do we draw the line and which are the best bang for the buck? They are superfoods that are full of energy boosters, protein, fiber, and nutrients. They can be sprinkled, […]

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Fighting Inflammation to Restore Your Health

Inflammation is a natural process that assists our bodies with healing following injuries. However, when inflammation continues too long or wages war on our own healthy cells, as it does in autoimmune diseases, it can actually impede longterm health. Silent inflammation increases the probability of certain illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. […]

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Food is Fuel

You’d never put the wrong type of gasoline into your car or plug it into a faulty electrical socket. So, why feed your body anything less than high-octane foods? Think of food as fuel that powers your health. Staples, such as apples, berries, and citrus fruits, provide antioxidants for healthy lungs and longevity. Forgo fad […]

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Mental Health Days

Everyone needs a mental health day once in a while – a break from everyday stresses and pressure, a day to just enjoy life and do what you want or to do nothing at all. However, there are people who never get a break because every day they wake up with “it.” What exactly is […]

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